HR Is Becoming Essential- And Should Stay Essential

HR has always been an integral part of any organization, but it’s worth has only been appreciated now during the pandemic. The people working in HR have had to understand ever changing COVID-19 policies while protecting employee’s health and privacy. Human resource professionals are now on speed dial to help guide their organization through the… Read More »

How to Terminate an Employee with Compassion

Terminate Employee

Termination is difficult for both the employee and the employer. Especially during the pandemic, many employers have had to let go employees due to budget cuts, slow service, and other reasons. Having the termination conversation has been more difficult than it ever has been before, and being laid off or fired is incredibly damaging to… Read More »

Agency 8 Donates to the Clear Lake Food Pantry Again

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is a faith-based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Their mission is below! We believe it is our faith in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to be a fountain of hope for our fellow man. Through our ministries and following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we strive to help feed… Read More »

How to Get Back Furloughed Employees Who Make More On Unemployment Checks

Staying Home

On April 30th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed concerns about furloughed employees being denied unemployment benefits because of concerns about COVID-19. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) issued guidance to unemployed claimants that concern their continued eligibility for unemployment benefits. Furloughed employees who decline an offer to return to work are subject to a case analysis… Read More »

Confused about the revised IRS Form 941?

Form 941

For many large or small businesses running payroll and preparing the quarterly Form 941’s (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) are not issues as the payroll programs that are used (Quickbooks, ADP, Paychex, etc.) automatically make the calculations that properly flow to the 941 forms onto the required line items. The new changes to Form 941… Read More »

What To Do When An Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Medical Care

With the number of cases rising, it is inevitable that one of your employees will test positive for COVID-19. This is a scary and tricky thing to handle correctly, so we have prepared a guideline of what to do when this happens. This is not a legal opinion, please refer to your own city and… Read More »

COVID-19 Update

Mask COVID-19

Agency 8 is committed to giving employers and job seekers the resources they need to succeed during the pandemic. Our facility is stocked with masks, gloves, and other PPEs to keep clients and employees safe, as well as having an open air and virtual interview options to abide by social distancing standards. Agency 8 remains… Read More »

8 Ways To Utilize Quarantine To Learn New Skills

We are going into month 4 of quarantine and the motivation of becoming a more skilled, knowledgeable person has waned. Let’s use this time to learn new skills and boost our competitive edge in the job market. 1. Sign up for a skills development program. Sites like SkillShare, Udemy, and others offer classes on everything… Read More »

Can You Require Your Employees To Wear A Mask?

wearing mask in interview

Masks have for some reason become a new source of contention. For many people in Human Resources,  they are taking on this heated battle with their employees with a lot of opposition. COVID-19 has changed our daily lives, and that includes our office life. On April 3rd, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommended that… Read More »

Are You Eligible For The Employee Retention Credit? More Changes To The CARES Act

CARES ACT

What is the CARES Act? The CARES Act is federal legislation that was signed into law on March 27, 2020 to offset the impact COVID-19 has had on the American economy and workforces. CARES has allowed $2 trillion into the U.S. economy through relief loans, unemployment benefits, tax credit, and other benefits. Eligible employers can… Read More »

COVID-19 Update

Agency 8 is committed to giving employers and job seekers the resources they need to succeed during the pandemic. Our facility is stocked with masks, gloves, and other PPEs to keep clients and employees safe, as well as having an open air and virtual interview options to abide by social distancing standards. Agency 8 remains open and operational to help support you through this crisis. We have implemented many health safety protocols, such as over 50% of our staff is working remotely and maintaining social distancing for those in the office, to keep our employees, clients, and the public safe. Additionally, we are having our clients complete their drug testing at a third-party facility instead of at our office. Agency 8 is here to guide you through the crisis and come out winning. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact team@agency8recruiting.com and we will promptly answer.